anyone feel more burning/numbness when sitting
Hi I am getting beyond frustrated! Laying down puts my pain at 110% ,sitting in a chair puts the numbness and burning way over my threshold of pain. I can hardly sit at a table to write,eat,carry on a conversation,within minutes I question if my feet and calves actually look as painful as they feel! They look fine yet oh the nerves just go nuts firing in all directions with a bed of hot coals. I have been on every medication to to man,even some unknown! Thanks for your knowledge Marianne
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My feet burn more when I sit or lay down. I put them in cool water to ease the pain. I also take prescription pain pills.
@notborntoburn Hi Marianne. Do you take a supplement protocol, designed for neuropathy?
Hi, I have that too. I use small ice bags wrapped in a towel when necessary. Another thing that is very helpful is a cold laser therapy device. I use it for 10 minutes on each foot and it helps immenesly.. I bought it on Amazon (as did 10 of my friends) it can be used for lots of different things. I bought the one for $129. and I bought it from them because I could return it if I wasn't feeling any relief. There are cheaper ones out there but, this one works great. I just saw that they have the same one for sale at $115 and free shipping .Read up on it and you will that Chiropractors and veternarians use them too for arthritis. Good luck, the burning is the worst.
Here's some more food for thought on burning feet…sometimes it helps just to see if something sounds familiar and might help lead to a better treatment.
Jun 15, 2020 – A burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common. Most burning feet treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage and reducing pain….
Burning Sensation in Feet: 19 Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/burning-feet-causes-treatments
Mayo Clinic – Burning Feet Causes: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/burning-feet/basics/causes/sym-20050809
I have small fiber peripheral polyneuropathy, and my feet very quickly hurt way worse when I sit or lie down. I haven't found out why that is. Today, in town for my wife's doctor appointment, my feet hurt around 5 when I walked through Costco, but sitting in the car waiting for my wife, they went to 7. I got a blanket and a bag of cushion stuff (to protect things we buy) from the trunk, to rest my feet on. It helped a little, but I have to keep changing my position. When we got home to my recliner, the pain level went up to 8 or 9. Part of the pain is a burning sensation, part is the feeling of being squeezed, some stabbing, and contact pain.
It's kind of strange that they hurt more, sitting or lying, than when walking. Standing still makes them hurt, too.
Do you have a diagnosis of why you have burning pain? Any medication that helps? My doctors – PCP, neurologists and pain specialist – have really worked with me to find a treatment for my sfn, with very little long term success. Some things have reduced the pain, but only for a few months. My spinal cord stimulator is the one thing that has given me significant relief. It's not doing much right now, but spinal stenosis may be interfering. I'll find out if that's true when I have back surgery in September, and to what extent it's interfering. Like you, I've tried every medication the doctors have prescribed.
Did the links John shared give you any helpful information? I hope you can find some answers to the cause and treatment of your pain.
Hi @jimhd @maryv449. I noticed my pain is more when I sit also. Perhaps it is because we are not mobile. When we walk the exercise promotes better circulation..,,,just a thought.
Good morning @maryv449. Can you please tell us the make and model of your cols therapy device, or the Amazon site where it is listed?
Thanks in advance.
Exercise — walking, swaying arms/hands, yoga and Pilates all can help with sensory neuropathy, along with meds and extremely high doses of Vitamin B. I have very uncomfortable nephropathy from the toxicity of chemotherapy. All of the above have helped each day, over the past 2 years.
Watch your vitamin B6 intake, it’s known to cause neuropathy! Blood work will be helpful. Mine is slightly high but I take nothing with B6 🤔
How about b12